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Poster: verylazylightning Date: Sep 15, 2009 5:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

So why is this photo Bobby-bashing? I must be missing something - unless it's politically incorrect to have naked women in photos of the Dead performing? Naw, can't be that,
in the old days every concert had dozens of naked gals. Good times, good times.
I am the most dedicated Bobby fan around, as long as it's
in the context of the Grateful Dead. Without Phil or Jerry
to babysit (bobbysit?), his abilities decline from phenomenal to (occasionally) amateur-level.
In regards to looking at his watch, it's understandable.
Remember, what was a Dead show to us was a day job to these
guys, and the literature is full of candid remarks by all members of the band of numerous occasions when the last thing they wanted to do was to get their ass on stage and
blast away for four hours. As Jerry once famously remarked,
"No matter how transcendant the music, you were always aware
when your feet hurt like hell." That's a close paraphrase,
but the meaning's intact.
During the first Tampa '77 show Jerry made no bones about
not wanting to be there. He pouted and stamped and wore
an expression of supreme boredom and impatience the whole
show. He even stopped playing during extended periods just
to point at various people in the crowd. Strangely, it was
still a fair-to-middling show. They came back later in the
year to the same venue (pretty unique for Florida tours) and
played a killer show - I always wondered if that was some
sort of make-up effort.
Phil during the 83-85 period, despite many excellent shows,
telephoned in many shows. He couldn't have looked more detached, his body language and facial expression was consciously dismissive and his playing was minimalist on many occasions (although there were other times when he was front and center). This lackadaisical attitude eventually promptedan interviewer to ask Jerry if Phil's role in the band was declining. Garcia was politely evasive.
Even I could get bored and disaffected during fine shows.
Also, in a very large percentage of venues they have a fixed
time when they have to get off stage. In the years before
the earpods, they would have had to resort to watches to
determine how much time was left.
My favorite Dead Ennui event of all time was a truly
abysmal Oakland show some time around '86. They really didn't seem to give a damn, and as the post-Drums segment
drew to a close not only did no-one show onstage as the
drummers departed but a very lengthy silence ensued. Finally, a flustered Bobby ran distractedly on to the stage,
completely running past his guitar forcing him to retrace
his footsteps to his position. It really look like a bunch of roadies had physically flung him on stage against his will.

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 15, 2009 6:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

Dude relax I'm the biggest fan of Bob , My guess why DH Monte posted the photo of Bob and the girl (just a guess)would be his expression, Grate Photo by the way DH Monte.
As far as checking his watch on this one well I thouhgt it was funny as well .
I was having a grate time and clicking pics and just happened to catch him looking at his watch. Read into what you want.

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 15, 2009 6:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

You had me so buzy explaining myself I forgot the pic

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 15, 2009 6:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

You had me so busy explaining myself forgot the pic



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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 15, 2009 6:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

OMG, H! That is too much!!!

WTF?!? Is he checking in like it's a metronome or some such? "Hmmm, if I can get that lawsuit filed against Dire and the Forumites by 8 pm, I'll eliminate the illegal downloading, increasing my investments by..."

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 15, 2009 7:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

Maybe Wasserman and the horn are only allowed only allowed to expand the jam by increments of no more than 1.5 mins tops

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Sep 15, 2009 10:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

Minor correction....
They didn't play Tampa in 1977. You must be thinking of 1978 - they played there on 4/6/78 and 12/13/78.
What's interesting is that 4/6/78 was the first show of the tour. Must've caught Jerry off-guard....

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Poster: Stealz Date: Sep 16, 2009 6:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

If this hasn't been one of the all-time threads...

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 16, 2009 7:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

All it needs is a . . . .



where's Ducats when you need him



Blow Me

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 15, 2009 6:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

The 2x post was unintended Peace